Located at the commercial edge of Kathmandu metropolis, Aksharaa School is managed in the catchments of most-facilitated surrounding brought in use for children to get empirical reach of the metropolitan experience of firsthand learning opportunities. In addition to the outsized premises that accommodate spacious school buildings annexed with full size playgrounds for sports facilities, Aksharaa School is equipped with most salient technological access and facilities.
The enrichments as these allow the school not only to hold classroom activities not remain within the confinements of books but also stretch beyond for student practices to take a shape as an ongoing process of learning. Embodied in the harmony of physical, technological and intellectual dynamics, Aksharaa School materializes skill-embraced education in active participation of learners. On this front, we at Askharaa School are proud that children learn to take initiation and participate autonomously in activities that encourage them to think critically over any situation, analyze the context or information rationally and draw logical conclusions.
All classroom activities at Aksharaa School are supported by modern classroom technologies and adequate resources. Our students are availed an easy and purposeful access to use a wide range of electronic gadgets like computers, laptops, television, projectors for academically relevant activities to reinforce their knowledge. Students carry out several project works in each subject, use various audio visual and print media together with internet and online media to derive and delineate materials of learning during the project works. We at Aksharaa emphasize and involve our students as practitioners to frequently interact with facilitators and peers to discuss, share and make decisions on the learning areas and topics, explore the materials, review and adopt for the projects, organize the content and make projects on the selected tasks. The project and inquiry-based activities at Aksharaa leave our children not only with textbooks to learn from but also lend practical exposures that strengthen their knowledge and understanding resulting at the nexus of theory and practice we give value to. Our key approaches with a blend of intellectual mentoring and facilities at Aksharaa include ample educational field trips, national and international tours, guest lecture sessions integrated in the mainstream curriculum. Through subject-based learning experiments, problem solving projects, model preparations, audio visual presentations, dramas, role plays, tutorial classes, virtual learning, group works, conferences, we at Aksharaa assure learning in raised maturity in students who with the integrated process are eventually trained how to draw concepts and translate them in the practices or in their application in real life situations.
Modern research has proved that good quality infrastructure in a school environment can greatly influence the overall well being and academic output of a child. Aksharaa offers a perfect mix of good infrastructure, quality ambience and modern amenities which act as great catalyst in the child's learning process. Children learn and flourish when they have a caring and nurturing school environment as we have classrooms setups in a way that inspires students to learn. Our school building is strategically located in a quiet and airy location amidst beautiful landscape and plush greenery. The school has install superlative degree of furniture, play station and other required equipments. Aksharaa has child friendly prefabricated building that is considered to be earthquake resistance, keeping safety and security as a major concern.
Aksharaa School is equipped to meet the educational needs of children in today’s technically driven digital world. The school’s computer lab is equipped with 60 computers having their most updated hard and soft systems running in support of high speed internet connectivity. As Aksharaa pedagogy demands more of research, our students and teachers are given unlimited access to the lab and are always encouraged to use their free time in the study related research using computer and online sources necessarily. However, the students are guided with a strict code of conduct related to the use of the internet.
Aksharaa has a well-equipped cafeteria that provides hot vegetarian well cooked, fresh and hygienic food to all our students and staff. Meals are prepared keeping hygienic conditions in high priority in our modern kitchen by trained staff under the direction of a professional chef. Aksharaa provides 2 meals facilities (Lunch and Snacks). Health and Hygiene as basic for us to effectively work, we at Aksharaa offer students, faculty and staff a very congenial facility of lunch and snacks at the school cafeteria having space that comfortably accommodates more than hundreds of users at a time. Our cafeteria is managed by personnel trained in hospitality deputed to prepare and serve food with dilatory standards our students, staff, faculty and visitors would require. The cafeteria offers meals on a week-day menu consisting of a variety of vegetarian dishes prepared on the science of local and continental cuisines.
At Aksharaa we believe in self-exploring action leading to learn, unlearn and relearn for real learning to take a shape in an individualized process for better educational outcome. For this, the library at Aksharaa has been a treasure house of intellectual resources under operation and it lends each student and faculty practitioner an unlimited access to world class reference books together with various types of learning resources containing research knowledge. The school has its central and sectional set-up of mini-libraries decorated with the volumes of reference books, encyclopedia, thematic manuscripts, magazines and journals that appeal to students in getting engaged to self-initiated reading that we assign from library in the model of reviewing and there on compose the literature on science, general science, art and other areas that contribute to intellectual growth in students. As a treasure house, the Library at Askharaa lends students sources to acquire skills to collect, critically analyze and organize information thereby facilitating the planning and implementation of their learning programs. Good quality books develop in students the habit of reading for pleasure, which in turn enriches the students’ intellectual, aesthetic, cultural and emotional growth. The school library is rich enough at Aksharaa to provide teachers with access to relevant curriculum information and professional development materials within and outside the school. Aksharaa library has a book collection of resources that address a variety of readers; also we have book corners to motivate students to read. Book talks and D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) time every Sunday adds charm to the reading culture of Aksharaa.
The school is located 3.5 km from the ring road in Koteshwor, Kathmandu. Aksharaa has school buses and wingers for transporting students to and from school and other activities. Aksharaa is also accessible from all parts of the Kathmandu Valley by public transportation.
Aksharaa School has installed a high quality spacious science lab furnished with lavish quality furniture, materials, instruments, chemicals, and lab-equipment. Students get a first hand learning experience by performing various experiments on their own under the guidance of a teacher. In addition to the frequent use of the science lab, students at Aksharaa use our kitchen garden, school garden and are sent on field visits that considerably supplement with experiments of Science Lab. The Science Lab is operated for experiments that provide opportunities for students to understand science concepts, to look beyond the books and conventional classroom teaching. Science Lab at Askharaa helps students develop scientific knowledge in aptitude of scientific process of thinking while learning is constructed in experiments and inventions made thereafter. Aksharaa School prioritizes science in the model of practical learning that is usually built within activities of lab- experiments besides field-visits and other experiential activities we give space at different occasions subject and topic-wise. The science lab at Aksharaa is well-equipped with modern devices and lab-equipment arranged in number sufficient for one-to- one access.
Aksharaa School administration deems for school children, that after their home, school represents the second most influential environment in their life. We understand that out of several students there are situations where some students do have medical and health problems. To tackle such issues, Aksharaa School has experienced, caring and loving Health Care staff. There is a recognized relationship between health and learning, so Aksharaa is seriously concerned about each child’s health. Aksharaa School has a full time school nurse who is readily available. This role includes providing preventive and screening services, health education and assistance with decision-making about health. Aksharaa School has an Infirmary Room to take care of students suffering from health problems. In case of emergency situations, school nurses are well positioned to take the lead for the school system in partnering with school physicians, community physicians, and community organizations and provide reliable medical care to our students.
In addition to facilities of reading, writing, presenting, acting and exploring knowledge for intellectual endowment and growth, Aksharaa School guarantees sports facilities at its playstations integrated with academic mainlines for physical well-being and exposures deemed essential for holistic development and child-growth.